China : Through the Looking Glass

China : Through the Looking Glass

Regular price £35.00

This beautiful book, which accompanied one of the most successful exhibitions in The Metropolitan Museum of Art's history, explores the influence of Chinese aesthetics on designers, including Giorgio Armani, Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld, Ralph Lauren, Alexander McQueen, and Yves Saint Laurent. Drawing upon Chinese decorative arts, cinema, and costume-notably imperial court robes, the close-fitting cheongsam, and the unisex Mao suit-their designs are fantastical pastiches of anachronistic motifs.

Illustrated with new photographs by Platon, this is a book of special beauty, with a gold- stamped silk cover and Chinese-fold pages intermixed with translucent, printed vellum overlays. Juxtaposing modern fashions and film stills with their forebears in fine and decorative arts and historical dress, this book reveals the rich and ongoing creative dialogue between East and West, past and present.

The book was a Gold Winner of Foreword Book of the Year Award (Popular Culture Category).

  • Author: Andrew Bolton
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Date published:  April 2015
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
  • ISBN: 978-0300211122
  • Product Dimensions:  28.1 x 24.1 cm